Things to do for March 10, 2011

The Weekender

Bocce, Muskrats and Mardi Gras Redux

The weekend is on a drug called the weekend.

Thursday
Dining on Turtle and Muskrat
MUSKY

Dining on Turtle and Muskrat

Your first thought when looking through National Geographic: “I’d like to eat that.” Answering your plea: the area Rocklands locations, now serving wild boar sausage, snapping turtle chili and muskrat poppers. Deep-fried wildebeest can’t be far behind.

Through Mar 13, Rocklands, 2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-333-2558

Friday
Southern-Fried Happy Hour at Vidalia
HOSPITALITY

Southern-Fried Happy Hour at Vidalia

The adult portion of New Orleans you just enjoyed has you re-appreciating all things Southern. Go with it, as this underground haunt serves up $3 bar snacks like pimento cheese, pork belly sliders and BBQ shrimp, along with $3.50 beers and half-price cocktails. The shrimp will rise again.

Mon-Fri, 5-7pm, Vidalia, 1990 M St NW, 202-659-1990

Saturday
Vinoteca Looking for Bocce Competitors
ON A ROLL

Vinoteca Looking for Bocce Competitors

You’ve doubled your morning jumping jacks. You’re cutting back on desserts. Yes, it’s nearly bocce season. Every Monday or Tuesday for eight weeks, over $4 Peroni bottles and food specials, you and your partner will demonstrate your touch on the outdoor court. Don’t forget to compensate for the wind.

Monday
Three Cocktails in One at Ping Pong
LINE ’EM UP

Three Cocktails in One at Ping Pong

Sometimes, you’re plagued by indecision. Fortunately, so is the bar at Ping Pong Dim Sum, which is rolling out flights of three cocktails. Expect to imbibe Gin Lemon Rose, Bourbon and Mango and an Asian Manhattan. It’s a lot easier than the time you left the dealership with three cars.

Gallons of Norwegian Beer
BUILT FJORD TOUGH

Gallons of Norwegian Beer

Two ways to experience Norway right now: carve a fjord in your backyard. Or hit up this one-night Norwegian beer extravaganza with the cult brews of HaandBryggeriet and a special smoked salmon pizza. Among the choices: a chamomile spiced beer and a traditional Norwegian funeral ale. It’s killer.

Mar 14, 5pm, $8 per draft, $20 flight of six, Pizzeria Paradiso, 3282 M St NW, 202-337-1245

Tuesday
Mardi Gras Redux at 18th Amendment
FAT AGAIN

Mardi Gras Redux at 18th Amendment

You could get used to this whole Fat Tuesday phenomenon. Like, every Tuesday. The Capitol Hill watering hole has a new NOLA-inspired menu by chef throwdown champ Teddy Folkman, and every Tuesday, they’ll have specials on everything from gumbo to fried alligator. Which we hear Teddy wrestles out back.

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